View Full Version : Dual Purpose “Blanket” Could Protect Astronauts, Generate Power on Moon

2009-May-12, 05:20 PM
If we’re ever going to set up bases on the Moon for long-term – or even short term — human habitation, we’ll need to overcome the problems of radiation from cosmic rays and solar flares. Another issue for lunar outposts is setting up usable power generating systems. Recently, a group of students at [...]

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2009-May-12, 07:58 PM
It seems so obvious to me that for a Moon base, one of the first things you'd send would be an Earth-mover type tool for making it possible to pile a meter or two of loose material on top of any long term habitat. You can put this blanket on top of that.

2009-May-12, 11:06 PM
When I saw the image that accompanies the article, my first thought was, "Just what is it makes today's lunar bases so different, so appealing?"

I'm sorry.

2009-May-22, 04:40 PM
They need a front end loader up there.